Diversity in the workplace is good for business

A new initiative is under way to encourage employers to focus on the area of social inclusion when recruiting, writes Siobhán Maguire

19th May, 2019
Diversity in the workplace is good for business
From left: Ken Scully, Country Manager, M&S Ireland; Isabelle Popovici of the Central Bank of Ireland; Daragh O’Loughlin, sales advisor, M&S; and Sinead Patton, chief finance and commercial officer, Veolia. M&S and the Central Bank have both participated in programmes run by Business in the Community Ireland which leverage the supports of business to help people access employment

Last February, a new practical guide was published to help employers tackle social exclusion in the workplace. ‘The Inclusive Employer’, a blueprint published by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), a network for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and sustainability nationwide, has one simple objective, to create inclusive workplaces across Ireland.

Linda O’Sullivan, senior CSR adviser for BITCI, said the guide provides a clear pathway for human resources departments, strategic planners, recruitment experts and...

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